Questions About Plumbing

Your Biggest Questions with Plumbing in Hamilton—Answered!

If plumbing issues are causing grief in your Hamilton home, the team at Pitton Plumbing & Heating Inc. is here to answer the most common questions involving your toilet, sink, and shower. Take a look at these solutions:

What should I do if my toilet or sink is clogged?

Typically, you’ll be able to fix this problem with a plunger. Purchase a plunger with an extension flange. With a clogged toilet, the flange will fit into the toilet drain and give you more power for removing the clog. For sinks, you can fold up the flange (so it fits into the bell-shaped end of the plunger).

This method should work with kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, toilets, and bathtubs. If the problem continues, call Pitton Plumbing for assistance.

How can I fix a toilet that keeps running?

The most likely cause is that the flapper or seal is letting water escape from the tank into the bowl. Remove the top of the tank, and look for the rubber flapper. When you flush the toilet, it should lift up to let water back into the bowl and then close off. If the flapper isn’t sealing off all the way, adjust the flapper chain or replace the flapper entirely.

Why isn’t my shower getting much water pressure?

If you are only experiencing low water pressure in the shower and nowhere else in your home, the problem is likely the showerhead itself. Try cleaning it with white vinegar or adjusting/removing the flow restrictor, a component designed to conserve water.

Why do I keep running out of hot water?

There’s a simple answer to this problem: either sediment has built up in your tank or your hot water tank isn’t large enough. If your heater is still within warranty, you can have the sediment cleaned out. If you are using more hot water than your appliance can heat up, you can purchase a larger tank.
And there you have it! Your worst plumbing problems are solved. If you find that the issue is larger than you anticipated, or if you have another issue with your heater, sewer, or plumbing in Hamilton, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Call 1-800-499-4184 and Pitton Plumbing will take care of your home.